When Michael Vick’s dog-fighting ring was busted in 2007, fifty pit bulls needed to be rehabilitated and rehomed. One of them, a bowl-legged black dog named Gracie, ended up living with Sharon Cornett, president of the Richmond Animal League’s no-kill shelter. The Animal League then began a program known as Gracie’s Guardians, focused on improving […]
It makes total sense and we wonder why it took so long to figure out. Why use humans as ball boys in tennis matches when dogs were born to fetch balls? Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetswova met in an exhibition match in Auckland, New Zealand at the ASB Classic where the ball boys were four legged: a Border Collie named Ted, a Jack Russell Terrier mix named Super Teddy, and a rescued Bull Mastiff named…
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Don't overlook your pets this holiday season
You may dress your dog up with antlers, but don't let his health go unnoticed – especially don't wait until his bad breath falls under Santa's naughty column. For many owners, dogs are more than a pet, they're a member of the family. We take them to …
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New Canyons District chief sees bright future
The former college wrestler and football player (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) brought with him a Mike Ditka accent, an outgoing, no-nonsense personality, his wife Joan (also an educator), their hunting dog Stoeger (named after the German shotgun …
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I ran a post earlier this week about dog breeds used to make so-called designer cross-breeds. Your thoughts on this trend in dog husbandry? Until next time, Good day, and good dog!
What a difference a day made for this lucky pup! Everyone meet Jackson!
50 Canadian climate researchers speak out in support of the People's Climate …
An open cast mine near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, used to extract oil from the Athabasca tar sands fields, which are preventing Canada from reducing its carbon pollution. Photograph: Emily Beament/PA. Dana Nuccitelli. Saturday 20 September 2014 …
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Port of CW to consider oil-by-rail resolution
Tuesday, Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners will receive a presentation by Jared Larrabee, general manager for Vancouver Energy, the Tesoro-Savage joint venture. Larrabee will give an overview of the companies' proposed oil terminal, “including …
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Sonya Childs, owner of Dog Dynasty in Santa Fe, Texas, is desperately trying to find homes for the last 30 dogs in her kennels. As of Saturday, the small non-profit shelter has to close its doors forever. Before that happens, Childs wants to make sure that they have homes, instead of going to shelters where they might wind up being euthanized.
The push to find new homes for Dog Dynasty's last residents started at the beginning of December, when Childs decided that she had to close the shelter down. Originally a volunteer at the shelter, she bought it from the original owner in May of 2014. Ultimately, running Dog Dynasty herself was too overwhelming; she faced more intakes than adoptions, and donations weren't coming in. "I didn't have a plan going forward when I took this place over," she told a local TV station in December. "I just didn't know what I was getting into, plain and simple, I do know I want the dogs to have a home."
Those same stresses are the reasons that the founder of Dog Dynasty sold the place to Childs. It was started by a woman who wanted to provide a no-kill haven for Pit Bulls, but she began to take breeds of all kinds. Like Childs, she soon found that there were too many dogs and too little money and time. Facing burnout, she sold Dog Dynasty to Childs. "She took on too many," Susie West of the S.A.V.E. Rescue Coalition said in December. "People would drop them off and say they would pay to feed them, and they would pay if she would keep them, and they would never come back."
S.A.V.E. has been working to foster as many of the dogs as possible, but Childs and her volunteers are still left with too many that need homes. If they can't place the dogs by the end of this weekend, the only option may be a kill shelter. For the rest of the week, they're waiving all adoption fees for anyone willing to give the dogs a good home. "These are good dogs, they really are, and they just need a place to go and family to love them, and they will be so grateful," Childs said this week in an interview with KHOU.
If you're in the Santa Fe area and have been thinking about bringing a new dog into your home, consider reaching out to Dog Dynasty this week. Sonia Childs can be emailed directly at email@example.com, and the shelter will be having adoption events at the PetSmart in Pearland on Saturday and Sunday. Good luck to the dogs and to those who have been taking care of them.
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Oakland, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2014
The 8th Annual Oakland Indie Awards is an annual event hosted by One PacificCoast Bank and Foundation, in partnership with East Bay Express, encouraging people to recognize the positive community, economic, environmental impacts of supporting locally-owned businesses and artists. At the Indies, locals are the rock stars. The community is invited to nominate their favorite Oakland-based businesses and artists in one of seven categories- Oakland Soul, Ripple Effect, Innovative Newcomer, Social Changemaker, Greenie, Job Creator and Pillar- for their shot to be honored on the Indies stage. The Indie Award nominations are open until March 28th.
Established in 2007, the event features an awards ceremony hosted by Oakland community leaders and a party at the Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden. This is a party with a purpose featuring live performances, fresh food and drinks, an Indie Marketplace, revolutionary art and an all-around great vibe. Last year, the Indies party brought together over 1,300 people for a memorable night under the stars.
?The Oakland Indie Awards is a chance for all of us to appreciate the amazing creativity and activism displayed by Oakland?s entrepreneurs,? said Oakland Indie Award founder, Erin Kilmer-Neel.
The Indies? crowd is as diverse as Oakland itself, derived partially from the City?s leaders, nonprofits, public officials, and socially-responsible financial institutions, and from the extremely eclectic group of 400+ deeply community-minded businesses and artists who are nominated for awards. The Indies are where the suits meet the tats. In seven years, the Indie Awards has presented over 100 awards to Oakland-based enterprises.
We hope that you?ll come out on May 30th to celebrate with us at the Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden!
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The One PacificCoast Foundation supports the goals of One PacificCoast Bank by creating initiatives and engaging in programs that increase access to financial services, help alleviate economic distress, strengthen community development, and improve financial capacity. One PacificCoast Foundation holds the economic rights of One PacificCoast Bank.
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On the eleventh day of clinics, my kitties gave to me:
10 dogs a-derping
9 beggars prancing
8 screws a-stabilizing
7 mites a-swimming
6 Old Souls Graying
5 Moldy Rings!
4 Gastric Grommets
3 Dead Pens
2 Blown Up Gloves
And a linear Foreign Body!